Woman Naxal killed in encounter in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district

A woman Naxal was killed in an alleged encounter with the police in Bandepur forest in Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Tuesday.

Nagpur: A woman Naxal was killed in an alleged encounter with the police in Bandepur forest in Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Tuesday.

Naxals opened fire on a police patrolling party which was retaliated, an official release here said.

Sarita, deputy commander of Perimilli `dalam' of Naxals, was killed in the shoot-out, police said in the release.

An SLR rifle and few cartridges were seized from the spot. 

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